AMD100-100000031BOX
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+18%
198 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+5%
96 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 135 EFps +3%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+5%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+14%
115 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,252,227 user samples
1,072,639 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 210th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
179,588 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 342nd / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
83.1 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
73.3 %
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
12 % Hitm2 23%, FarC5 12%, TWarW2 19%, SotTR 18%, ACO 11%, MetroEx 10%, MESoW 4%, Divis2 8% StrangeB 1%
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Intel i5-10600K Review - 6-core Ga...
16 % FarC5 12%, OverW 16%, SotTR 16%, RDR2 3%, StarWJFO 8%, CSGO 44%, R6S 12%
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Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
18 % Hitm2 21%, TWarW2 13%, GTAV 21%, SotTR 18%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
76.3 Pts 76.6 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
259 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
210 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
483 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
377 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
792 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+28%
621 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.5 Pts +4% 83.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
141 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
281 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+21%
232 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
546 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+22%
446 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
869 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+29%
676 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,250,182 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.94 % Hugely higher market share.
+142%
0.8 %
Value
Value For Money
116 % Much better value.
+30%
88.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % More popular.
+21%
77 %
Price
Price (score)
$84 Much cheaper.
+40%
$140
Age
Newest
60 Months More recent.
+19%
74 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+42%
12 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1091 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+23%
889 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
999 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+25%
800 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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